Thursday, July 24, 2008

The "Romantic Getaway"

As Cary mentioned in his post, we went away for two days--without our children!

Bright and early we dropped them off with two different families (thanks again!) and we were on our way. It was wonderful! I haven't seen Cary this much in a long time, and the time together is so different when you're not being parents. I even took two naps in the van. Cary knew it would happen, so I didn't feel too bad.

On the first evening, we saw the Hill Cumorah Pageant. I saw it when I was little, and though I don't remember much of it, I'm sure the special effects have changed quite a bit. They are doing some really neat things with water and light. We really enjoyed the pageant, despite the guy with the megaphone just outside the parking lot who was taunting everyone who passed. We spoke with at least a dozen cast members before the show. I guess we look friendly.

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There were about 700 cast members in the program this year. Before the show starts, they all enter the stage. This picture probably shows about half of them. (My picture with everyone was even worse than this one.)

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Probably the strangest thing about this trip was breakfast on the second day. Don't get me wrong--breakfast was delicious! We stayed at a bed and breakfast, and were served a three course meal. I sat there, spoke with other adults, and ate my food. I didn't have to take care of anyone. I felt like I should be clearing the dishes or something. It was nice. It also made me miss my kids--sort of.

After that we went to Treman gorge. It was beautiful. You can get an idea of the size of this place if you look at the stairs behind the falls.

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It was interesting to see how the water had cut the landscape.

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And here I am once again in my goofy hat. (By the way, I am tan in this picture.)

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My dad typically wears a straw hat and long sleeves when he's working outside. I always thought it was a little strange, but it is my dad and so I love it too. As of this summer, a large hat has become part of my standard garb when I do my garden work. And it has eliminated my former, sometimes daily, summer headaches. Too bad I didn't try it sooner.

Getting back on topic, I want to thank you once again for a wonderful trip, Cary. I may have wished for it, but probably never would have tried it because of Lana's eating issues. I'm so glad we went.

1 comment:

thedietrichs said...

I'm so glad that you were able to get away. Good job Cary!!!!